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Grinch-Inspired Fruit Kababs
Here’s a yummy idea that’s inspired by Dr. Seuss’ movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. If you didn’t already know, an animated movie of The Grinch is released this year – what better time to make these fruity delights!
Please note that adult supervision may be needed for this idea, as you’ll be using small cocktail sticks and a knife for cutting the fruit.
What you’ll need:
- Small cocktail sticks
- Small marshmallows
- To prepare your fruits, you’ll need to cut a banana into thin slices and cut the leaf bit off of all your strawberries (the banana slices and strawberries will be used for the Grinch’s hat). Once you’ve done this, it’s time to let the fun begin and assemble!
- All you’ll need to do is get your cocktail stick and slide a grape on first, as this will be the Grinch’s head.
- Once you’ve done this, add a banana slice and the strawberry (so the flat side is on top of the banana you’ve just added).
To finish off, add a mini marshmallow as a pom pom to finish off the Grinch’s hat.
Beaded Candy Canes
Here’s another simple craft idea to get your students in the festive spirit!
Start by placing some Blu Tack at one end of the green pipe cleaner (colour doesn’t really matter, but green is preferable), to prevent the beads falling off. Then use some red and white beads (or other colours you have to hand!) and place them on the pipe cleaner one after the other, e.g., white, red, white, red, and so on, until no more beads will fit on.
Then secure the other end with Blu Tack and bend one end of the pipe cleaner, so it’s curved like a candy cane.
Perfect, now you’re all done! These are a perfect Christmas tree decoration!
Christmas Pudding Biscuits
For a simple snack these biscuits are super simple to do with students.
Please note that this recipe is enough to make 16 biscuits.
What you’ll need:
- 175g soft unsalted butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 400g plain flour
- 75g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 200g white chocolate
- Green writing icing
- Glace cherries
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4.
- Cream together the butter and the sugar, and beat in the eggs one at a time.
- With a sift, sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder into the bowl and mix together well to form a dough.
- With cling film, wrap the dough and pop it into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- When you’ve left the dough for an hour, roll it out until it’s about ½ cm think and use a large circle cutter to cut 12 circles.
- Now place each biscuit on a greased baking tray and bake them for 12 minutes. The biscuits should brown slightly but still be spongy to the touch when you take them out. As they cool, they’ll firm up.
- As the biscuits are cooling, melt the white chocolate and coat half of each biscuit with this.
- With a knife (adult help may be needed here), trim the glacé cherries and with two pieces, put them on each biscuit to form the holly berries. Use the green writing icing to draw on holly leaves.
We hope you enjoyed our festive classroom ideas! Have any crafts you’d like to share? Please do tweet at us @EducationCity with your students’ creations!